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-- AGENDA – MEETING OF THE DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL
Thursday, September 28, 2017 Park Tower Plaza, 2nd Floor Conference Center 980 9th Street Sacramento, CA 95814
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Welcome and Introductions
Roll Call – Establish a Quorum (Water Code §85210.5)
Approx. Time: 9:05 a.m.
Closed Executive Session: Litigation (Not Open to the Public) (Action Item) The Council may discuss litigation matters pursuant to Government Code §11126 (e)(2)(a), (e)(2)(B)(i), and/or (e)(2)(C)(i), including: (a) Delta Stewardship Council Cases, Coordinated Proceeding JCCP No. 4758, and (b) Bracewell Engineering Inc., et al., v. Delta Stewardship Council, et al., Sacramento County Superior Ct. No. 34-2015-80002178
Approx. Time: 10:45 a.m.
Reconvene Open Session
Adoption of August 24, 2017 Meeting Summary (Action Item)
Motion and Vote
Chair’s Report (Information Item)
Executive Officer’s Report (Information Item) Executive Officer Jessica Pearson will report on recent Council and Delta-related activities.
Legislative Update (Action Item)
Council will discuss the current legislative review and endorsement policy and discuss potential changes. Attachment 1: Suggested Revisions to Current Legislative Policy
The Council will discuss current legislation that could affect the Council and/or implementation of the Delta Plan and may take action to express support or opposition, or seek to amend any of the bills listed in the monthly legislative report.
Motion and Vote
Lead Scientist’s Report (Information Item)
Lead Scientist Dr. John Callaway will report on recent Delta science activities.
Attachment 1: By the Numbers Summary (Report to be provided at meeting)
Overview of the 2017 Update to the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (Information Item) Representatives from the Department of Water Resources and American Rivers will discuss the 2017 update to the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan. Attachment 1: Council Comment Letter regarding the Draft Central Valley Flood Protection Plan 2017 Update and the Draft Supplemental Program Environmental Impact Report
Update on the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for the San Francisco Estuary (Information Item) Caitlin Sweeney, director for the San Francisco Estuary Partnership, will present the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for the San Francisco Estuary and linkages and commonalities to the Delta Plan. Attachment 1: Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan Summary Attachment 2: ESTUARY News Magazine Article by John Hart - Two Hearts Beating Not Quite as One
Preparation for Next Council Meeting – Discuss (a) expected agenda items;(b) new work assignments for staff; (c) requests of other agencies;(d) other requests from Council members; and (e) confirm next meetingdate.
NOTE: Times listed on the agenda are approximate only. Items could be heard earlier or later as business is completed.
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Members of the public shall be provided an opportunity to address the Delta Stewardship Council on any agenda item except closed session items and those items for which the public has already been afforded such an opportunity at an earlier meeting. Comments during the public comment period shall be limited to matters within the Council’s jurisdiction. Reasonable time limits may be established for public comments (Government Code Section 11125.7).
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